Who doesn’t love the holidays? They’re a time to take a break from your regular routine and spend time with friends and family.
If you’re not careful, though, holiday celebrations can take a toll on your oral health. They usually involve delicious food, drinks, and sweets that can put you at risk for decay and other problems.
As you navigate the holiday dessert tables, elect something special that you don’t usually see during the rest of the year. This will help you to stay satisfied without overdoing the sugary stuff. Also, it’s helpful to have a glass of water with your dessert so you can take a drink after you finish and rinse some of the sugars from your teeth to guard your enamel.
Steer clear of hard candy that stays in your mouth for a long time, and be careful of extra-sticky candy that binds to your teeth. (Especially if you have a dental bridge, veneers, or braces!)
Don’t miss your dental health routine when your schedule is busier than normal. Regardless of the season, it’s vital to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once per day (ideally, at night before going to bed).
Hello! I’m Dr. David C. Montz. My practice, Montz and Maher Dental Group, is located at 2443 S Galveston Ave in Pearland. In addition to general dentistry, we offer procedures such as teeth whitening, smile makeovers, and teeth whitening. If you have any questions about this post or want information about our dental procedures, give us a call at 832-895-5120
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